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Holiday music can be cheesy, I know. But for real, this Claymation music video accompanying Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Please Come Home For Christmas is breaking my heart into a million little Christmas-tree-shaped chunks. Produced and directed by Alex Howard and David Hatter, the short video provides a super cute visual narrative to accompany the late and great funk singer Sharon Jones soulful rendition of the holiday classic. Maybe its magic lies in the fact that Jones, a legendary powerhouse of a voice, died this November after a long battle with cancer . Or perhaps its watching a lonely, bespectacled old man made from clay, venturing out in the cold to give his love a Christmas kiss, that tugs at our souls. Or it could be that we are overcome with leftover emotions from this flaming poop pile of a year.
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I think it was just a plateau of glory. Sharon Jones The Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights Like Leon Russell, Sharon Jones was a powerhouse that not everyone noticed while she was alive. But if you were a fan of independent radio or record collecting, she was impossible to avoid. I myself saw her live six or seven times without even really trying! Almost every radio station I enjoy had a Sharon Jones tribute this weekend in one form or another. The Max Roach +4 (Bob Cranshaw) - Stella By Starlight Bob Cranshaw was a bass player. Like many jazz musicians, he wasn't just limited to one band. But I'm a fan of Max Roach so I picked this one for completely selfish reasons. Jean-Jacques Perry - The Mexican Cactus Don't feel bad if you don't know Mr. Perry's name. But feel bad if you don't at least try out his music. As a fan of electronica and fun, stuff like this is right up my alley.
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With the recent passing of singer-songwriter Sharon Jones , Barbara Kopple 's film Miss Sharon Jones ! has become even more emotionally challenging watch. Following Jones through her fight with pancreatic cancer and riding along on her tour with her band of 20 years The Dap- Kings, we get a picture of a woman for whom music was everything and quitting was never an option. Famously once told she would never get a record deal because she was, "Too fat, too black and too old,"...
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Even as she fought cancer, the singer Sharon Jones lived for the stage as a powerful, soulful presence. From legendary theaters to sweltering Midwest venues, she gave it her best.
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A rep for the star said she had been surrounded by loved ones and members of her band when she succumbed to the disease she was first diagnosed with in 2013.
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Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings perform at opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! in New York City on June 8. Al Pereira/WireImage via Getty Images Updated at 4:59 p.m. ET Soul singer Sharon Jones, lead singer of the group The Dap-Kings, has died, her publicist announced late Friday. She was 60. Music Interviews No Music, No Headphones': Sharon Jones On Getting Through Cancer She'd been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2013, when she took a break from touring to undergo extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Fresh Air wrote earlier this year . The cancer went into remission, but returned this year. She told Terry Gross about the difficulty of her treatment: "I couldn't sing. I couldn't get air because, people didn't realize, I was cut across the diaphragm, all the way up from right under the center under my breasts, all the way down to the top of my navel, almost.
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Los Angeles, Nov 19 (IANS) The lead singer of Sharon Jones amp; The Dap-Kings - Sharon Jones, who found success after working for years as a prison guard, is dead. She was 60. The singer passed away
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By her own admission, she was an unlikely star who waited decades for her chance – and then became a figurehead for fans seeking true soul As reports confirmed Sharon Jonesdeath on Friday evening, one thing emerged: hundreds if not thousands of fan pictures, selfies taken with Ms Jones from her gigs all over the globe with her band, the Dap-Kings. That is perhaps what is most striking: she was a firecracker, a lioness of a performer, yet completely accessible to her admirers. If you were lucky enough to see her perform live you felt as if you had underpaid; she was a workhorse, a tremendous dancer, a radiant, gleeful, funny performer, and in possession of an unforgettable, booming voice. Related: Soul star Sharon Jones dies, aged 60 Continue reading...
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Powerful soul and funk singer with the Dap-Kings hailed for her stage presence Although she began to achieve success only after she had reached 40, the singer Sharon Jones, who has died of pancreatic cancer aged 60 , had spent her life working towards a musical career. A passionate devotee of the classic soul and funk music pioneered by the likes of James Brown , Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner, Jones could have made a perfect fit for record labels such as Motown or Stax had she been born a decade earlier. It was not until 2002 that she released her first album, Dap-DippinWith Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, after which she went on to record a further five albums. In 2014, Jones and the Dap-Kings earned a Grammy nomination for their RB album Give the People What They Want. The next year, they released a Christmas album, It’s a Holiday Soul Party, and this summer, the compilation album Miss Sharon Jones! was released, featuring music used on the soundtrack of the documentary film of the same name , directed by Barbara Kopple .
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Sharon Jones, the soul singer and powerful voice of the band the Dap-Kings, died yesterday of pancreatic cancer that had been in remission but returned last year. She was 60. Joness de
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Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60. Jonesrepresentative, Judy Miller Silverman, said Jones died Friday at a Cooperstown, New York, hospital after battling pancreatic cancer. Loved ones and members of her retro-soul band, the Dap-Kings, were among those surrounding her, Silverman said. The story of Jonesbattle with cancer, first diagnosed in 2013, was told in Barbara Kopple’s documentary, “Miss Sharon Jones!” released earlier this year. Though she triumphantly returned to the stage in 2015 after the cancer went into remission, Jones late last year announced its return. Still, Jones mounted another comeback with the defiant single “I’m Still Here” and hit the road again this summer with the Dap-Kings even while undergoing chemotherapy. “You got to be brave,” a debilitated Jones told the Associated Press in July, in between tour stops.
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A rep for the star said she had been surrounded by loved ones and members of her band when she succumbed to the disease she was first diagnosed with in 2013.
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Sharon Jones, a fiery Grammy-nominated soul and funk singer sometimes called the "female James Brown," has died after losing a battle to pancreatic cancer. She was 60. "She was surrounded by her loved ones, including The Dap-Kings," her long-time backing band, when she passed away on Friday in Cooperstown, New York, the group said in a statement. Jones had battled cancer since 2013, a fight related in the documentary "Miss Sharon Jones!" that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. Jones only achieved fame in middle-age, and had worked as a corrections officer at Rikers Island prison in New York and as a bank guard to make ends meet while seeking a breakthrough in the music industry. That moment came in 1996, when at the age of 40 she was performing as backup singer at a recording session for soul singer Lee Fields. She went on to release a number of singles, including "Damn It's Hot" and versions of funk classics "I Got the Feelin'" and "Hook & Sling", before fronting the band Sharon King and the Dap-Kings, which whom she recorded seven albums.
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Sharon Jones, the stout powerhouse who shepherded a soul revival despite not finding stardom until middle age, has died. She was 60.
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The soul star, who continued to perform despite her diagnosis, passed away surrounded by family and friends.
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She died surrounded by loved ones and members of her retro-soul band the Dap-Kings.
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Sharon Jones, the lead singer with the band Dap-Kings, has died at the age of 60.
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Sharon Jones , the Grammy -nominated soul and funk singer who led the Dap-Kings , died Friday after a long bout with pancreatic cancer . She was 60. We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today. More details at https://t.co/MAag8tYrE3 Sharon Jones (@sharonjones) November 19, 2016 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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